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Hair Tip of The Day

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: To get the smoothest Twist-n-Curl or wash-n-go (or any set for that matter), style the hair while it’s dripping wet and loaded with your conditioner of choice. As you know, mine is DevaCare One Condition. I gently wring my hair prior to stepping out of the shower, but that’s only so…

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Ingredient Question

By Curly Nikki One Comment

I have received tons of email requests to ‘analyze’ the ingredients in certain products. As I’ve stated, I don’t have a degree in Chemistry, but I’m a great researcher, and I love to help where I can. Here is the most recent request: “Nik, is this product CG? Is it good for my hair?”FHI Hot Sauce- Our new FHI Heat…

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Hair Tip of The Day

By Curly Nikki One Comment

“Hey Nikki! I love your hair and thanks for taking the time out to educate (and entertain) other natural hairlovers. I was wondering if you knew of a good substitute for DevaCare One conditioner that is cheaper for broke college students like me. All of the reviews says it gives good moisture, hold, and curl definition, and I was wondering…

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Polyquats?

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

“Nikki, what are polyquats, and why are they considered a no-no?” I’m by no means a chemist, so I did a search on Google and NaturallyCurly and came up with the following: Polyquats = polyquaternium polymers found in many styling productsMajor Concerns= Water insolubility and build-up Polyquaternium materials range from water miscible to water soluble, in varying degrees. However, it…

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Nightly Routine

By Curly Nikki 4 Comments

I was chatting with a reader on GMAIL yesterday, and she asked me how I preserve my Twist-n-Curl style at night. Specifically, she wanted to know if I re-twist, and how I moisturize. At night, I apply a teeny bit of Shea Butter to my ends for extra hold and moisture. I never, ever re-twist. I found a miracle bonnet…

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Henna is drying?!

By Curly Nikki One Comment

Hello Nikki, Your hair is so beautiful…..I can’t wait till mine gets that long so that I can do things with it…right now I’m in transition and with my ends having perm on them, there is only so much I can do…so I’m taking notes so when the time comes I’m ready to have healthy full of napptural hair. I…

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Damaged Ends vs. Moisture Deprived Ends

By Curly Nikki 10 Comments

“Nikki, I think I have been mistaking damaged split or breaking ends for what was actually dry ends. I trim once every other week, and I’m afraid that I’ll never reach my length goals. Every time I feel a nasty end, I reach for the scissors. Recently I discovered that the ends aren’t split, they just feel crackly, and probably…

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Another Cone Question…

By Curly Nikki 3 Comments

“Nik,I just want to make sure I have this right! silicones always end in “cone”, but what about products that end in “one”? Are they silicones too? I need to know what needs to be shampooed out.” Silicones do not always end in -cone. They can also end in -xane or -conol. An ingredient ending in -one is not necessarily…

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